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HP refreshes Pavilion portfolio with new all-in-one PCs, x360 convertible tablets, tower – VentureBeat


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HP refreshes Pavilion portfolio with new all-in-one PCs, x360 convertible tablets, tower
VentureBeat
Above: The 23.8-inch HP Pavilion all-in-one PC with Privacy Camera and micro-edge display. Image Credit: HP. HP is today pulling the covers off several new Pavilion laptops for consumers, as well as new Pavilion all-in-one PCs and a Pavilion PC tower …
Yes, it's early May, but here are some new HP back-to-school Pavilion PCsTechCrunch
HP unveils latest Pavilion PC lineupBetaNews
HP Inc. Delivers Amazing Design, Function and Power in Beautiful New Pavilion PC Line-upMarketwired (press release)
Engadget –Tom’s Hardware –Liliputing –Windows Central
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:01 am

The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler – WIRED


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The Little Telescope That Just Discovered Three Exoplanets and One-Upped Kepler
WIRED
Caption: A new robotic telescope had first light at ESO's La Silla Observatory, in Chile, in June 2010. TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) is devoted to the study of planetary systems through two approaches: the detection
Three Planets Found Orbiting Nearby StarDiscovery News
3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for lifeBay News 9
A new home? Three Earth-like planets discovered10TV
Forbes –West Hawaii Today –Tech Times –Maine News Online
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:01 am

Invisible Fingerprint Sensors Will Help Save Smartphone Design – WIRED


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Invisible Fingerprint Sensors Will Help Save Smartphone Design
WIRED
A few years ago, smartphones began sprouting odd, circular growths. Sometimes these growths would appear on the front, other times on the back, but they pretty uniformly conquered high-end handsets with all the speed and subtlety of a virus. These are …
LG Develops Fingerprint Scanner That Can Sit Under Glass, Allowing Placement On BezelsAndroid Police
Buttonless fingerprint sensors are coming to phones this yearThe Verge
LG Just Created a Button-Less Fingerprint Sensor That Hides Under a DisplayDroid Life (press release) (blog)
BGR –ValueWalk –Digital Spy
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:56 am

China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook – Computerworld


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China's booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook
Computerworld
Apple CEO Tim Cook still sees great potential in the Chinese market despite a drop in its revenue from the country in the first quarter. In an interview with Jim Cramer of CNBC's Mad Money program, Cook said Monday that the middle class in China is …
Apple's Share Plunge Has Entered Record-Setting TerritoryFortune
Interview With Apple's Tim Cook – Cramer's Mad Money (5/2/16)Seeking Alpha
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Next-Generation iPhones Will Come With Features 'You Can't Live Without'International Business Times
TheStreet.com –SlashGear –VentureBeat –Benzinga
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:46 am

5 Reasons Tesla Model X Is Best Car For Zombie Apocalypse/SHTF – CleanTechnica


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5 Reasons Tesla Model X Is Best Car For Zombie Apocalypse/SHTF
CleanTechnica
Preppers are gonna prep, and doomsayers are gonna preach about Armageddon. If you're one of those folks who believes that an SHTF (Shit Hits The Fan) event is right around the corner, you might consider a fully electric SUV like the Tesla Model X as a …
Tesla Puts Its Bioweapons Defense Mode System To The TestGas 2.0
Tesla tested Model X's bioweapon defense modeMashable
Tesla: Bioweapon Defense Mode Even Cleans Air Outside the CarFortune
Auto World News –TechCrunch –ExtremeTech –CT Post
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:24 am

Google Android Keyboard 5.0: Now you get one-handed typing, gesture cursor control, swipe delete – ZDNet


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Google Android Keyboard 5.0: Now you get one-handed typing, gesture cursor control, swipe delete
ZDNet
Google Keyboard v5.0 also one-handed typing mode, which can be adjusted for left- or right-handed use. Image: Google. Google has rolled out a new keyboard for Android with a ton of new features including gesture cursor control, swipe delete and a new …
Google Keyboard App Updated With Adjustable HeightUbergizmo
Google's Android keyboard hits version 5.0, now has fine cursor controlArs Technica
New version of Google Keyboard has a useful one-handed texting modeMashable
SiliconANGLE (blog) –Design & Trend –Gamenguide –NDTV
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:01 am

MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors: 5 Features To Expect; Release Date Pegged In Next Month – International Business Times


International Business Times

MacBook Pro 2016 Rumors: 5 Features To Expect; Release Date Pegged In Next Month
International Business Times
Apple customers Macbook Apple is heavily speculated to announce the MacBook Pro 2016 in June this year. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters. Apple had refreshed its MacBook lineup in the previous month. Now, it is heavily pegged to announce the MacBook Pro …
What to do if your MacBook battery dies before your latte is finishedSiliconANGLE (blog)
When Can AppleCare Replace a MacBook's Battery?Mac Rumors
Watch: 2016 vs 2015 12" MacBook speed testAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
SlashGear –Digital Trends –Tech Times –YIBADA English
all 30 news articles »

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 9:24 am

Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix – swissinfo.ch


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Solar Impulse lands in Phoenix
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A Swiss solar-powered plane has completed the first leg across the United States from California to Arizona, continuing its journey around the world using only energy from the sun. The plane left Mountain View, California, at dawn on Monday and landed

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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 5:59 am

Judge Seeking Data Shuts Down WhatsApp in Brazil – New York Times


New York Times

Judge Seeking Data Shuts Down WhatsApp in Brazil
New York Times
Young people checking their cellphones in São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday, after a judge ordered the messaging service WhatsApp shut down for 72 hours. Credit Andre Penner/Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO — WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by …
Brazil orders cell phone carriers to block WhatsApp for 72 hoursTechCrunch
WhatsApp Gets Blocked In Brazil Again: What Happened This Time?Tech Times
Brazilian Judge Puts Temporary Ban on WhatsAppWall Street Journal
Computerworld –Los Angeles Times –Gizmodo –Forbes
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Posted on 3 May 2016 | 1:45 am

Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants – Macworld


Macworld

Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants
Macworld
A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution? angle touchid. Comments. Oscar Raymundo | @oscarraymundo. Staff Writer, Macworld. May 2, 2016 12:23 PM. Should you be able to plead the Fifth …
Judge Grants Search Warrant Forcing Woman to Unlock iPhone With Touch IDMac Rumors
FBI uses 5th-Amendment loophole to unlock iPhone of BkhchadzhyanComputerworld
Your phone's biggest vulnerability is your fingerprintThe Verge
Apple Insider –ABC News –ZDNet –Ars Technica
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Posted on 2 May 2016 | 7:23 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over U.S. information requests

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California also gave Twitter the opportunity to re-file its lawsuit to include more details about government decision-making, in order to try to move its claims forward. (Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bill Rigby)

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 7:58 pm

Canadian held for second day after social media criticism of Nepal government

A Canadian computer programmer who has been vocally critical of the government of Nepal on social media has been held for a second day of questioning, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner was taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning on Monday by police who arrested him at his office in southern Kathmandu, said Lalitpur Senior Superintendent of Police Pitambar Adhikari.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:57 am

Tencent venture poaches Google talent as Chinese tech firms pile into autos

Dancers perform underneath logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) – An automaker launched last year by firms including tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has poached autonomous driving personnel from Google and Daimler AG, marking China's latest high-profile hires in the race to make self-driving cars.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:43 am

Starboard’s Smith says Yahoo ‘welcoming’ since his arrival

A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in RolleBy Michael Flaherty and Lawrence Delevingne LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Yahoo Inc's management team and directors have given a warm welcome to Starboard Value LP Chief Executive Jeffrey Smith since he joined the company's board after a contentious battle, he said on Monday. "Yahoo has been great," said Smith, who was speaking on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference here. "The board members have been terrific and welcoming, the management team has been terrific and welcoming.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 12:17 am

Sprint’s revenue falls due to heavy discounts

The logo of U.S. mobile network operator Sprint Corp is seen at a Sprint store in San Marcos, California(Reuters) – Sprint Corp, the No.4 U.S. wireless carrier, said its quarterly revenue fell 2.5 percent as it gave big discounts to attract more subscribers. The company's net operating revenue fell to $8.07 billion in the fourth quarter ended March 31 from $8.28 billion a year earlier. Sprint's net loss widened to $554 million, or 14 cents per share, from $224 million, or 6 cents per share. (Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:41 am

Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain

An illustration photo shows a Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen at La Maison du Bitcoin in ParisBy Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) – As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we've moved on. "If there is a 100 percent opportunity in the blockchain, bitcoin, or the currency, is only 1 percent of it," said Jerry Cuomo, vice president, Blockchain Technologies at International Business Machines Corp. "So there is a whole 99 percent that has broad applications across the broad industries." Over the past year numerous Wall Street firms, led by Goldman Sachs, have declared their commitment to pursuing blockchain as a potential revolutionary technology for tracking and clearing financial transactions.

Posted on 2 May 2016 | 11:29 pm

First Click: The internet’s imperfect peer review system

First Click: The internet's imperfect peer review systemIt depicts a burning compulsion toward truth and correction of wrongs — something that manifested itself on Monday when Australian Craig Wright claimed to be the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor. By the afternoon, The Economist was raising substantial doubt about Wright’s claims after finding a note on Reddit purporting to invalidate his evidence. A scientific paper is only given credence after it undergoes peer review, and on the internet bold claims are subjected to a similar trial by fire on a global scale.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:30 am

HP’s new Pavilion PCs include a 15-inch hybrid laptop

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 11:00 am

Eurovision is coming to US television for the first time ever

Eurovision is coming to US television for the first time everThe Eurovision Song Contest, one of the most watched live events in Europe, is coming to American television for the first time ever. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced on Monday that this year's grand final in Stockholm will be broadcast live in the US on Logo, a Viacom-owned cable network known for LGBT-themed programming. Logo is available in nearly 50 million homes in the US, the EBU said.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:50 am

Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guiltyWhen the FBI shut down a trio of illegal Android app marketplaces in 2012, they were the first website seizures of their kind. Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, plead guilty to criminal copyright infringement (and conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement) for his role running Applanet, reports the Department of Justice. Buckley's plea follows that of 29-year-old Gary Edwin Sharp's this January, who ran SnappzMarket, also seized in 2012.

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 10:22 am